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Walmart Reimagines Big Boxes as town Centers

Walmart has made a lot of upgrades in recent years that appear to reach beyond its traditional shopper base including a spate of Millenial-targeted acquisitions and a focus on augmented reality and technology incubation. Now, the chain has plans to revamp how some of its physical stores fit within their local shopping ecosystem. Walmart has begun to reimagine some of its stores and their surrounding real estate as “town centers.”

Walmarts of the Future

The Walmart of the future could be more entertaining, as retailers and developers aim to create multi-use facilities that bring shoppers in stores and retain them for hours of entertainment.

Long Beach Reimagined

Get ready Long Beach because Walmart is reimagining select stores nationwide to experiment with a new concept—one that aims to transform the vast parking lots outside its box stores into fitness, entertainment and dining experiences.

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THOMAS P. MCHUGH

Principal

RA, AIA, NCARB

During his tenure at the New Jersey Institute of Technology and after earning his Bachelor of Architecture, Tom has spent close to Thirty Years in planning, design, construction and contract administration for a wide range of large and small-scale projects. He joined the company in early 1997 and as one of MMA’s Principals, he has been responsible for overseeing the growth and success of the educational design studio for the last two decades. His responsibilities include contract generation, establishing budgets for hard and soft costs, design consultant coordination, and overseeing construction administration and project close-out. Tom attributes his success to his attention to detail, and his ability to work effectively with all stakeholders.